PROFILE OF Susan Gong

Susan Gong, a former Governor-in-Council appointee and member of the Immigration and Refugee Board, is CEO and principal consultant of Altec Global Inc, an immigration consultancy, as well as founding partner of Altec Global Capital Inc, a boutique business advisory firm serving sophisticated international clients. It is Susan’s work on the Immigration and Refugee Board, however, that led to the creation of Altec Global Inc. She dealt with a wide range of issues and knows the strategies that must be employed to win a successful case. Fluent in English and Mandarin, she is able to communicate with many of her clients in their native tongue, which offers a huge degree of comfort.

Susan holds an Honours BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and a CA/CPA designation. She is a Member of the the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) and a Member of Canadian Chartered Accountants. She has participated in multiple trade missions to China.

Susan is known for her community leadership and expertise in international commerce, immigration issues, social housing and the Asia-Pacific markets, as well as her proven record of philanthropy, particularly related to healthcare. Her contributions include donating her expertise to the Mon Sheong Home for the Aged, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation Major Gifts Committee and Chinese Cabinet, the Chinese Cultural Centre Project, the United Way of Greater Toronto. Susan also previously served as a director and Vice-Secretary-General of the Taiwanese Entrepreneurs Society of Toronto (TESTT).

Susan is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian immigration issues and global trade. She has been interviewed by Omni News, Fairchild News, Sing Tao Daily News, World Journal, Ming Pao Canada, CTV, Canada News Net, and she has given lectures on immigration issues, including studying and working in Canada.